3rd September : Our Lady Of The Divine Shepherd

Our Lady Of The Divine Shepherd

Country : France

Year : 1870

This feast is celebrated in a number of places and by certain religious communities and congregations:  Capuchins, Marists and others, on widely different dates.

It is a special festival of the shrine of Our Lady of Brebieres, a very old sanctuary near Albert France, formerly much resorted to by the shepherds.

The pilgrimage here was revived after 1870; the statue was crowned in 1901, and devastated in both world wars.  The basilica has again been rebuilt.

The collect of the Mass prays that by following the Good Shepherd on earth, we may reach the pastures of eternal life with Mary in Heaven.           

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